Presidential debates have been sponsored for years by a nonprofit commission overseen by both sides. They’re usually pretty steady – in part because of all the conditions that each campaign usually sets. It’s pretty obvious that Trump thinks Biden has lost a step, an impression he thinks he can convey to Americans with his burned-out country debate strategy. But Biden himself is not a bad debater – although he never reached top form during the debate on Democratic campaigns, he performed strongly in the vice presidential debates while on Barack Obama’s map.
If Trump wanted to play fair, he would not have chosen Giuliani. Involvement in a reckless pro-Trump street fighter suggests that the goal is less to accept a traditional public exercise in democracy, and more as just another aid scheme to make Biden look bad.
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Postcard from Delhi
They fought for at least four hours, the source said, in a bloody fight in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. A statement from the Indian military mentions casualties on both sides, although China has not acknowledged any deaths on its side. (CNN did not independently confirm the details of the conflict.)
Here’s Modi’s dilemma: Taking bold diplomatic or economic action against China could lose border negotiations – but little or no action could spur attempts to invade China and further upset Modi’s domestic support.
Opposing China’s relentless attempts at regional hegemony is now one of the biggest challenges Modi faces in his second term, especially after informal summits with Xi Jinping in Wuhan and South India failed to bridge the confidence deficit at the border shared by the two nuclear powers. – writes in the meantime CNN’s Vedika Sud from New Delhi
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